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    July 9, 2011
    5:00 - 5:29pm PDT  

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>> a survivor of the sunken fishing ship off the coast of mexico is talking tonight. lisa is in the east bay where she spoke to a survivor about his ordeal. lisa. >> allen it's been nearly a week since the fishing boat, the eric went down and seven men as you mentioned, are still missing and hope is waning, but a survivor is home today and
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he's not giving up on his friends. >> i thought to myself i could die here. >> charles is used to facing danger. he's a former oakland police lieutenant. he's now the chief of police for the contra costa college district. he was onboard the eric. >> just like the titanic. i could read the name as it went down in the water. i felt the feeling of abandon meant. >> the 57-year-old and several others were in the dark water confused and scared. he didn't have a life vest. instead he held on to an ice cooler. finally a fellow fisherman offered his. his brother is still missing. >> he gave me his vest, which saved my life. >> but then the group separated. charles spent 15 hours alone. he swam to an island where local fishermen found him and a
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survivor. this is him back on land before he returned home yesterday. meantime the search for seven others who are still missing continues today. >> do you think they are still alive? >> i hope so. >> the coast guard has agreed to keep looking, at least until tuesday,. since the accident they have been found in the water and on nearby islands. >> if i made it to an island, they can. i hope they are on one of the islands waiting to be helped. >> the family is trying to stay strong but is having a hard time. they are bracing themselves for the worst. they would like a specialized dive team to get involved and search the sunken ship. >> their main goal is to get the dive done just to get the closer, whether my father in law, their father is down there. if that's the case, bring them home. >> and the mexican government has asked a dive team from hawaii to help. they could arrive on scene as
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soon as tomorrow. live in san ramon, abc7 news. >> thank you, lisa. an ambulance was involved in a traffic accident today in san francisco. it happened around 1:30 this afternoon at 17th street and south vanet. the ambulance was not responding to an emergency when it slammed into the back of a car. an ambulance driver and a person from the car were taken to the o. there's no word tonight on what caused the accident. it involved a private ambulance from st. joseph's ambulance service. a family of four is among those injured after a 17-year-old driver crashed into several cars while leading chp officers on a chase in valero last night. two children were hurt and their mother and father are also in serious condition. the teenage driver slammed into four cars before he flipped the stolen hummer he was driving. the teen has a long criminal record and now faces charges
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including felony hit-and-run. >> 75 weapons are turned into the gun buy-back program in east palo alto today. from handguns to rifles, just good anything was accepted. each was exchanged for $100 in cash cards. >> the first two years combined i believe we got 137 weapons off the street. today in the first hour and a half i think we are up to 42. so it's a safety issue. chances of you injuring yourself with a weapon or someone in your family with a weapon you had stored are greater than you using it for self-defense. >> the buy back program began two years ago after a toddler was accidentally shot to death by a twelve-year-old boy who found a gun in a garage. the search continues tonight for two men accused of sexually assaulting a boy at the santa cruz wharf. police released these sketches of the suspect. they are described at white men in their 20s.
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they are accused of assaulting a 8-year-old boy outside a restroom on thursday. the child was not hurt. anyone about the information about the men are asked to call santa cruz police. a. >> michael: a man pleaded guilty to attempt to set fire to a hotel in oakland. at the time people, many disabled and poor, were living in the run-down bug-infested hotel. he was arrested in january after telling a federal informant about his plant. they said singer wanted to clerk the insurance on the building. he face as maximum sentence of ten years in prison. napa police arrested a man on drug charges in connection with a napa county marijuana garden where two men were found dead last year. 42-year-old carlos was arrested in his home.
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he is connected to the pot farm but they did not say if he was connected to the deaths. his arrest comes after 3,000 immature pot plants were found growing on private property in rutherford. their bodies were found in a raid on july 1st. investigators are not saying how those men died. an army war veteran who lost both of his legs in iraq is dead after being thrown from a roller coaster. sergeant james thomas hackmeyer was ejected from the roller coaster at an upstate new york amuse men park. he was hit sitting in the front row when he was thrown from the ride another 50 miles an hour. park visitors were stunned by the accident. >> i said are you okay because she was shaking pretty bad and she said yeah, some guy just fell out of the superman and like in front of me. >> riders without legs are barred from two coasters at the park, but not the ride of steal. he lost both of his legs in 2008
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after an ied explosion. he had just returned home after years in rehab. defense secretary leon leon leon panetta said the russ is within reach of defeating al-qaeda. he met today with afghan president karzai. he said in the aftermathis of the may 2nd raid that killed osama bin laden in, the u.s. determined eliminating around 10 to 20 key leaders of al-qaeda would company he will the network. the u.s. has now identified key leaders within al-qaeda in pakistan and yemen he said. the world's newest nation celebrates its independence. ahead, south sudan welcomes a new future after 50 years of struggle. and the explosive end to a rihanna concert in texas.
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>> hi everyone. meteorologist lee. a lot of blue sky out there although there is fog near the coast. more cooling expected across the bay area the next few days. we will take a look at t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
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year program. south sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time. tens of thousands cheered as the flag of sudan was lowered today and replaced as south sudan's first president took office of the world's newest country. during the celebration britain and the u.s. announced their recognition of sudan as a sovereign nation. >> on behalf of president obama, my fellow delegates the united states government and the american people, we warmly welcome the republic of south sudan into the community of sovereign nations. >> black african tribes of south sudan and the mostly aired north sudanese have battled for nearly five decades. it culminated in 2005, a deal led to today's independent
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declaration. investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong after a stunt misfired at a rihanna concert. many ever the audience took cellphone video when a fire broke out above the stage at the rihanna concert last night in dallas. there were no injuries reported. but some fans were upset that the concert ended early. well, a whirlwind weekend for the royal couple in southern california. prince william gets in on the game and raises some serious cash. a look ahead. and a cool down is coming.
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[ male announcer ] bring home a complete meal for your family. 10 pieces of the world's best chicken, 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of 4 or more for just 20 bucks. today is a kfc day. today tastes so good.
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>> a two hour special here on abc tomorrow will shed more light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping more than ever before. it will come straight from dugard herself. she was kidnapped when she was 12 years old. she was held captive. people in antioch has been wait to go hear from the girl. >> she's a real survivor. i would be proud to have a daughter like that. i really would. she went through an awful lot. >> and you can watch diane sawyer's interview with jaycee dugard in a two-hour prime time special tomorrow night right here on abc7. diane will be tweeting answers to your questions about her interview with jaycee during sunday night's show. search for her on twitter under diane sawyer and add the hash mark to your questions.
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william and kate continue their whirlwind tour of california with theirty work. prince william salted up at the polo and racket club and the crowd ponied up as much as $4,000 each to meet the couple at the charity event. before the main event the duke and duchess were guests of honor at the vip lunch. tonight they will host a dinner to promote up-and-coming british film makers in los angeles. the ninth annual avon walk for breast cancer kicked off in san francisco today. [cheering] >> two thousand people are taking part in the event and they raised more than $4.5 million. each will walk up to 39 miles to support the ongoing search for a cure. all the funds will go to local breast cancer organizations. >> and up in marine county they were walking as well.
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>> a little overcast. >> a little overcast. we have cooled back considerably in the last 24 to 36 hours. here's a live look from the high definition cam. you see a little bit of fog. some low cloudiness trying to make its way back through the golden gate right now. it will do so overnight. watch out for a little bit of the mist and dribble near the coast, maybe even near the bay as well. here's the current readings. 85 in antioch. that has to feel better than 95 or the 100 degrees you had most of last week. fair field checking in 78. 58 san francisco. 59 half moon bay. 73 san jose, and the numbers were down today. down 8 degrees in antioch. fair field down 14 degrees. we were down 6 degrees in san francisco today and down 9 degrees in mountain view. we will continue with the low clouds overnight. we will bring in a little bit of the coastal drizzle. another cool day tomorrow inland
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and get ready for below normal temperatures as we head into next week. you can see with the low clouds and fog are right now. with those strong on-shore winds, all of this is going to push on through the gate over toward the east bay and make it's way out, more than likely out toward the delta area. keep that in mind. drizzle in the forecast. 54 overnight low for oakland, 53 san francisco where the sky is clear. santa rosa 47 and 59 for antioch. this is the setup. a high pressure all last week, bringing us the heat. well, things have started to reverse a little bit. jet stream is starting to push down toward the bay area. here's where we are. a cooler parcel of air will be settling over us. the cooling will continue for our sunday, right on in through most of next week. so temperatures actually by wednesday and thursday are going to run a little below where we should be for this time of year. we will start off tomorrow morning with the low clouds and fog toward the east bay.
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strong sea breeze. the fog near the coast. look for 50s there. 60s around the bay. we will top off with mid-80s extreme east bay locations. those temperatures much cooler in the past several days. here's a look at highs. 57 san jose. coupe nine -- cupertino a comfortable 74. san francisco downtown 62 degrees. in the north bay. and 77%. sonoma 77. you see sunshine, midday sunshine. 58 for oakland, interior east bay comfortable numbers, 38 for pittsburgh, 82 concord, and we will look for 68 degrees for watsonville. a few low clouds for your neighborhood. check out monday tuesday, temperatures well below where we should be this time of year. upper 50s at the coast. speaking of next weekend, a reminder this year's a.i.d.s.
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walk in san francisco will be held in eight days on sunday in golden gate park. to register call or visit a.i.d.s.walk.net hope to see you out there. >> and we have a little baseball history to talk about. >> you think of all the great players who have worn pinstripes with the yankees. we are talking ruth, gehrig dimaggio, mantle, none of them able to do what derek jeter did today. record 3,000 hits in a yankee uniform. the captain doing it in
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>> welcome back. you may not like derek jeter but you have to respect what he did today in his quest for 3,000 hits. the yankees and rays. shy with his first at-bat. history in the third. wade boggs also hit a home run for his 3,000 hit. he's the first yankee to ever get to 3,000. his day got even better. a perfect 5 pour 5 from -- 5 for 5 from the plate. yankees 5rays4 in the bronx. >> it was football camp today. the former cal star and former seattle seahawk hosting a camp at his old stomping ground oakland high school for the fifth year in a involvement for the kids it was free. he is joined by his cousin, buck
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johnson, and ten other nfl players. >> these kids may have an opportunity to play in the nfl and why not get nfl coaching tame. we run through drills we go through at practice. >> we are blessed to be professional athletes and he better not to hoard all the gifts god has given us. we have to bless the community we came from and the kids coming up. >> a great camp. it look like a mistake at the top of the u.s. women's leaderboard through two rounds. miazatto in first and second place. it was true. they are both from japan one-two. shot of the day it's the par-5 ninth and it would be a dunk shot straight in from the fairway. lee is 3 over. here's just inside for a birdie. will it fall? yeah back-to-back birdies. she's 4-under.
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one shot back of mika. rolls in one of herbier des -- birdies of the day. this tournament could extend to monday >> if only steve stricter could dominate the masters the way he does the john deere classic. third round play, the lead on 15. the downhill putt. he's 17-under after 3-under 68. and then the charge on moving day, par-4 8-hole, approach from the bunker. sets up birdie and 8 under 63. they are all trailing stricter the two-time defending champ. nearly holds the approach there. at 20-under he will take a two-shot lead into tomorrow's round. the race entering the mountain for the first time. 117-mile trek. the late attack in the final
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assent. it was the first win of his career. cavendish continues the lead. giants back in action tonight and leave the mets. a's against the rangers. >> looking forward to it. thank you. >> coming up don't call it graffiti. this can lead to a better [ male announcer ] you don't make the world's best chicken by pressing a button. it takes a cook. we're kfc and we've got a certified cook
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in every restaurant freshly making the colonel's original recipe, today and every day. 11 herbs and spices, hand-breaded hands down the world's best chicken. today is a kfc day. so bring home a real meal -- 10 pieces of that famous chicken 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of four or more just 20 bucks. today tastes so good.
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>> coming up in a half-hour. the search for the fishing boat and the men off the coast of mexico continues. they will have a diving mission to examine the wreckage at the bottom of the sea of cortes. join us for abc7 news at six. finally, art is being used to fight graffiti in san jose. the project creates murals in areas where tagging is a big problem. it is geared toward at-risk kids by giving them something positive to do and helping create pride in their neighborhood. many of the kids who join the project actually turn in their gang colors. a very good project out there. that's it for abc7 news at five. thanks for joining us. world news is next. our next newscast tonight is 6:00 p.m. don't forget to connect 24-7